Here as in Heaven

Do you ever feel like the world is spinning around you, but your feet seem to be stuck? There is this sense of forward motion, however you cannot seem to allow yourself to budge even a little? Normal tasks seem difficult, your world seems a bit more muted, and sometimes it feels as if you... Continue Reading →

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Embracing Grace.

The other day while I was out grocery shopping, I found myself feeling really down and distracted. Though for a single moment, God broke through whatever cloud is currently fogging my vision to remind me of the journey I had prayed for only 9 months ago. Back in late October/early November, during a very turbulent... Continue Reading →

More of You, Less of Me.

I was sitting on my front porch the other day, it was absolutely beautiful out. The sun was shining, the flowers are in full bloom, and you could hear the soft sounds of the trains breaking as they come into the city. I never thought this would be something I enjoyed, the melodic sounds of... Continue Reading →

The Fight for Joy.

One of the things I find myself consistently growing in is Joy. People tell me that joy is a spiritual gift of mine and that it is a strength in my life. For those who may not know, my middle name is Joy and it is the very reason I started this blog. On the... Continue Reading →

Simple Obedience.

Delight yourself in the Lord. I don't know how many times I have heard this phrase before, but just recently it has taken on a whole new meaning. God does so much to delight in us, His children, why don't we delight more in the Lord?! Just how much does the Lord delight in us?... Continue Reading →

Joy in the Journey.

Do you ever feel like you are just sort of going through life without fully being present? Sometimes I find myself walking and I think to myself, "How are my legs moving and where are they taking me right now?" It seems so silly, but I think we do this more often then we realize.... Continue Reading →

Relentless Pursuit.

Let me paint a picture for you: I am currently sitting in my Adirondack chair on my back screened-in porch. It is raining, but very gently. The temperature is cool and I'm wrapped up in a mexican blanket. I live pretty close to the trains on the west-side of campus so you can here the... Continue Reading →

The Simple Truth.

With school now in full swing, things are getting crazy around the life of our church. But I wanted to take some time to reflect on what God has taught me in my first summer as a campus missionary. This summer has been one of the most difficult, yet rewarding seasons I've yet to experience.... Continue Reading →

The Pursuit of Holiness.

After writing my most recent blog post "Grace Upon Grace" I realized there was a lot more I wanted to say, but would take a lot of space to do so. In this idea of "choosing grace", God has taught me a lot about what that means in our battle with our flesh. One of... Continue Reading →

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